Mastermedia International

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Mastermedia International serves as a trusted voice of faith to the mainstream media leaders of today and an encouraging voice of experience to the media leaders of tomorrow.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Mastermedia International
PO Box 7520
Redlands, CA 92375


Phone: 800-552-1248

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 330104548

CEO/President: Mr. Dan Rupple

Chairman: Bill Ewing

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Larry Poland

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Connect: Mastermedia's teams in Hollywood and New York build longstanding relationships with influential media leaders. We enter into one-on-one confidential conversations that not only offer valued professional insights but also provide pathways that spark a work of redemption within their personal lives - and the media they produce.

Champion: We bring the next generation of Christian media influencers insight on the integration of their faith within a career and life in media. It remains a growing focus of Mastermedia to invest into the lives of emerging media makers at the seminal stages of their professional pursuits.

Build Community: We serve the thousands of men and women of faith imbedded in the media industry with encouragement, corporate gatherings and connection opportunities. Through these efforts we are witnessing God grow and commission a vibrant, connected, supported community of faith.

Pray: We mobilize thousands who faithfully pray for media leaders and cultural influencers through our Media Leader Prayer Calendar. Praying for these media professionals is a powerful way to express our love and concern for their souls, and the souls they influence.

Mission statement

Mastermedia International uses the following to communicate its objectives:

Mastermedia's mission is to (1) establish and cultivate trust relationships with the most powerful people in global media for the purpose of sharing the message of Jesus Christ, (2) build bridges of understanding between media gatekeepers and the community of faith, (3) mobilize prayer for media leaders and cultural influencers, (4) disciple Christians working in the entertainment industry, and, through all these efforts, (5) see God change the content of global media.

Statement of faith

WE BELIEVE The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory.
... that all of Humanity was originally created in the image of God, then through sin humanity entered into a state of spiritual death. We believe all humanity is born spiritually dead, separated from the life of God. The Salvation of lost and sinful humanity through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ. The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ. The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal death.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating627 of 109426 of 44
Fund acquisition rating621 of 109726 of 44
Resource allocation rating615 of 109726 of 44
Asset utilization rating549 of 109416 of 44

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,985$6,497$6,067$27,271$29,208
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$2,500
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$656,767$449,068$161,823$173,427$308,754
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,949$2,963$3,005$1,641$4,658
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$2,000
Total long-term assets$6,949$2,963$3,005$1,641$6,658
Total assets$663,716$452,031$164,828$175,068$315,412
Payables and accrued expenses$158,542$65,753$79,623$207,473$168,787
Other current liabilities$0$0$77,931$77,931$92,931
Total current liabilities$158,542$65,753$157,554$285,404$261,718
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$158,542$65,753$157,554$285,404$261,718
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$464,713$339,772($80,778)($175,828)($24,281)
With donor restrictions$40,461$46,506$88,052$65,492$77,975
Net assets$505,174$386,278$7,274($110,336)$53,694
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$904,093$1,146,390$1,113,372$1,258,059$1,575,096
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$25,429
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$257$0$0$5,442($1,555)
Total other revenue$257$0$0$5,442$23,874
Total revenue$904,350$1,146,390$1,113,372$1,263,501$1,598,970
Program services$636,807$550,404$708,911$924,702$1,041,468
Management and general$96,328$150,268$195,249$363,407$432,003
Total expenses$785,454$767,386$995,762$1,427,531$1,608,231
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$118,896$379,004$117,610($164,030)($9,261)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$118,896$379,004$117,610($164,030)($9,261)


Dan RupplePresident & CEO$138,829
Lizbeth StoneSecretary$65,992

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/7/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Dr. Larry Poland founded Mastermedia International in 1985 and faithfully served as CEO for 30 years. He forged an impactful, respected ministry around Mastermedia's core values of being a positive and redemptive influence in the entertainment industry by touching the lives of media gatekeepers and mobilizing a global prayer effort on their behalf.

Since 1985, Mastermedia's ministry has borne immense fruit-earning a reputation with media executives at the highest levels for relevancy, love, empathy, wisdom, integrity, humility, honesty, confidentiality, firm convictions, adherence to scriptures and dependency on prayer.

Dan Rupple was installed as the CEO of Mastermedia International in 2016. Dan has continued Mastermedia's history of building meaningful trust relationships that confidentially serve today's leading media professionals, creating honest dialogues around issues of faith and offering them insights regarding America's vast Christian community.

In 2021, Act One, Inc. officially became a part of Mastermedia International. Over the previous 20 years, the Act One Master Class Program had become a highly regarded ministry to the Hollywood community. Their mission is to train, equip and populate Hollywood with followers of Christ committed to creating great stories of sustaining truth, goodness and beauty.

Together, Mastermedia and Act One are strategically placed to fill a critical role. We see this partnership as an opportunity to replicate our missional calling by building up the laborers in the field as never before.

Our efforts continue to deepen and broaden in how we reach the multitude of today's media leaders and cultural influencers and how we inspire the emerging Christian media leaders of tomorrow.

Program accomplishments


Mastermedia International's staff members raise the majority of their own personal, financial support, and each staff person is paid on the basis of need rather than position.